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M.P. Nater Appointed Deputy House Leader

Ottawa, ON – Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced last week that Perth—Wellington MP John Nater will serve as the Official Opposition’s Deputy House Leader. The 43rd Parliament of Canada is set to convene this week and M.P. Nater will be assuming his new role as part of the Official Opposition Leadership Team. M.P. Nater says…

John Nater re-elected

73% turnout for riding As expected, incumbent Conservative MP John Nater was re-elected by a wide margin in the riding of Perth-Wellington. He increased his vote total by over 3,200 as compared to the last election, while the Liberal vote with Pirie Mitchell, fell by close to 4,600. The other party that saw a large…

Federal debate held at PRC

By Chet Greason The six candidates vying to represent the riding of Perth-Wellington in this month’s federal election had an opportunity to bring their platforms to the voting public at the first of two debates organized by the Stratford and St. Marys Area District Chamber of Commerce at the Pyramid Recreation Centre on Monday, September…

Candidates debate Monday night

Event to be livestreamed The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Federal Candidates Forum on Monday, September 30th, 2019 in the Community Centre located inside the Pyramid Recreation Centre in St. Marys.   Federal candidates have been confirmed to attend an open forum and debate that will be moderated by Eddie Matthews,…

It’s just about election time

Do you have a question for the candidates? The writ is expected to be dropped this week to officially start the Federal election campaign, which is scheduled to be held on Monday October 21.  The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce are holding two candidate debates with the first one to be held in St.…

Pirie Mitchell will be Liberal Candidate

Nomination meeting on August 12 The Perth-Wellington Federal Liberal Association issued the following press release: Local Liberals will gather in Stratford for a Team Trudeau 2019 Nomination Meeting on August 12 where they will nominate Pirie Mitchell as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Perth-Wellington. Pirie has deep roots in the community and a…

Perth South Begins New Term of Council

A new term of Council began with the inaugural meeting on December 4, 2018 when each member recited the Declaration of Office with Clerk Lizet Scott officiating. The meeting began with opening remarks from Administrator/Treasurer Rebecca Clothier. “On behalf of the staff of Perth South, we want to take a moment and applaud all the…

Mayor and Council sworn in

Mayor Al Strathdee and Councillors were sworn in at the Town Hall last Tuesday in front of family and friends. The Invocation was given by Rev. Gwen Ament and the national Anthem was sung by Rachel Strathdee. Warden Walter McKenzie was on hand to bring greetings from the County of Perth and Mayor Robert Wilhelm…